November, 2018

Critical Notes: Barack Obama, Lucia Berlin, and books for giving

by Laurie Hertzel | Nov-19-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit »

Critical Notes: Octavio Solis, Zachary Leader, Abby Geni & Mary Gabriel’s ‘Ninth Street Women’

by Taylor Anhalt | Nov-12-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit »

October, 2018

Critical Notes:#NBCCLeonard Award, Links from Emerging Critics, & More

by | Oct-29-2018

NBCC member reviews & interviews Time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee and join the conversation on Twitter (#NBCCLeonard) and Facebook, »

Libraries, surrealism, and Alex Trebek

by Laurie Hertzel | Oct-22-2018

  Reviews, interviews, profiles Rebekah Denn reviewed Susan Orlean's "The Library Book" for The Christian Science Monitor, and she reports that it »

September, 2018

Truths, Proust and other good things

by Laurie Hertzel | Sep-24-2018

Reviews, interviews and profiles by our members This week's Craft of Criticism series interview is with NBCC biography award winner Ruth Franklin. »

August, 2018

Donald Trump, Omarosa, and a whole lot more

by Laurie Hertzel | Aug-20-2018

  But first, some important and very good news: We’ve got some exciting news. The link to our Google spreadsheet with more than 60 book »

July, 2018

New Novels by R.O. Kwon, Donal Ryan and more!

by Daisy Fried | Jul-30-2018

NBCC President Kate Tuttle talks to Alexander Chee about his new book, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and about researching his own life, for »

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